Are you passionate about teaching Science to secondary students and guiding them through their formative teenage years? The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Science degree will give you the qualifications to work with students aged 12 to 17.Apply Now
() Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science
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If your ambition is to teach Science in a secondary school environment, you will be well-prepared with our five-year Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science degree. It is a well-rounded undergraduate program that combines theory, the latest teaching technology, and plenty of hands-on classroom experience. Working from a rigorous and practical curriculum, you will acquire the academic skills to teach secondary school students.
In addition, you will be required to choose one major teaching area such as English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science or Religious Education. You will complete eight courses in your chosen major area, plus four courses in your chosen area of specialisation.
As part of the Bachelor of Science component of the double degree, you will study core interdisciplinary Science courses, including experimental design, maths, biology, and chemistry. These courses provide the basis for strong skills in scientific investigation, including data collection and analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication. These skills are highly sought after by employers within and outside the field of science.
Building on these core Science courses, you will deepen your study of science by selecting a Science Stream that matches your interests: Biology & Environment, Environment & Heritage, Human & Medical Science, or Multidisciplinary Science. Each Stream ensures in-depth knowledge and skill development through practical hands-on experience in the classroom, the laboratory, and the field. This will prepare you well to inspire your students and teach Science within an educational setting.
The 32 weeks of supervised teaching (practicum) experience is integral to your degree. This is divided into two weeks of classroom immersion and teacher assistance in your first year; one term with a particular focus on your Learning Area Major in both your second and third years; one term with a special emphasis on your Learning Area Specialisation in your third year; and an internship in your final year which focuses on both your Learning Area Major and Specialisation, as well as Religious Education if you have chosen to complete your accreditation to teach Religious Education.
Our degree will provide the academic skills needed to support, engage, and extend secondary school children in science by integrating theory and practice.
Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge
Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care
Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field
University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)
The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.
Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual, and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.
Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment